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  • Climate Matters

  • Ethics in a Warming World
  • By: John Broome
  • Narrated by: Mike Murray
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
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From the science of greenhouse gases to the intricate logic of cap and trade, Broome reveals how the principles that underlie everyday decision making also provide simple and effective ideas for confronting climate change. Climate Matters is an essential contribution to one of the paramount issues of our time.

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  • An important book everyone should read

  • By Jim Huxter on 21-01-17

An important book everyone should read

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Reviewed: 21-01-17

What Broome says should be obvious, nevertheless, he explains it all expertly. This is important reading.

  • Wittgenstein: Philosophy in an Hour

  • By: Paul Strathern
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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Philosophy for busy people. Listen to this succinct account of the philosophy of Wittgenstein in just one hour. Ludwig Wittgenstein saw himself as ‘the last philosopher’. In his view, philosophy in the traditional sense was finished. A superb logician, Wittgenstein distrusted language and sought to solve the problems of philosophy by reducing them to the purest form of logic. Everything else - metaphysics, aesthetics, ethics, finally even philosophy itself - was excluded.

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  • sassy but balanced

  • By ls822 on 11-07-18

An enjoyable story that leaves a bit unsaid

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Reviewed: 11-01-17

This audiobook tells the story of Wittgenstein's life. Learning about his extraordinary arrogance is made very entertaining by the writer. It seems a shame though that the writer's clear dislike of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations means he mostly skips over it. I cannot see why, given so much time is devoted to telling the reader about the humorous but ultimately inconsequential strange things Wittgenstein did outside of his work. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus is covered in detail but Philosophical Investigations is quickly dismissed by the author, with some occasional references to the ideas from this work scattered throughout the audiobook.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed the audiobook for what it was. It told a good story, did justice to some of Wittgenstein's work and cost me less than £2.